Why backup data? Well, businesses handle an array of data on a daily basis, from the everyday quotes and orders to the more sensitive customer and payment details.
Backing up this data is critical from both a security and an operational point of view.
What would happen if your business fell victim to device failure, flooding, fire, physical damage, a cyber breach or theft? If you don’t have your data backed up, with the ability to restore it, your chance of recovery and continual operation is seriously impaired.
Here are the five things you need to think about when backing up your data.
1: Firstly, you need to identify your essential data and back it up. In other words, what can’t you function without?
2: Secondly, your backups should be kept separately from your servers and computers. Ideally in the cloud, but definitely in another location, so fire, loss or theft won’t result in you losing both copies.
3: Thirdly, find a service provider that can offer secure cloud storage as this is the safest way to ensure your data is kept separate from your servers and can be easily restored.
4: Fourthly, acquaint yourself with the NCSC cloud security guidelines as a matter of course.
5: Finally, incorporate a backup into your daily routine. Automatic backups are best, so you don’t have to worry about it. Using a cloud back up service means you can set a time for this to happen so you never have to worry about doing it yourself manually.
• Everyday disasters can and do corrupt or destroy data
• Not all data backup solutions are created equal
• Ensure you follow best practices for business data backup
• Backups can help protect against ransomware
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